The 1929 Kashin Collection With Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig Cards

Just Collect Purchased the Entire Collection Including the Original Box!
  • October 01, 2021



We're beyond excited to showcase a collection of 1929 Kashin Publications baseball cards Just Collect purchased from a collector in Connecticut. This unique collection includes legendary players such as Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.  Incredibly, this collection includes the ORIGINAL BOX!

When Roger reached out on our FREE APPRAISAL to inquiry about his 1929 Kashin Publications baseball card collection, one thing that caught our eye was the colorful box - the ORIGINAL box that these cards were distributed in!


The Kashin cards were released in four different series and totaled 101 cards. Each series had 25 cards per box, with each box containing a Babe Ruth . One card per box had been removed to make room for The Sultan of Swat, making for four short prints. Each card is a beautiful, black and white photograph of each player along with a facsimile signature. The cards are unnumbered, and backs of each card are blank, but it is easy to track down the players in the set (which includes stars such as Babe, Lou Gehrig, Jimmy Foxx, Mel Ott, and more!) by using the checklist on the back of each box. The four different series came in Orange, Blue, Coral, or Canary boxes. You may recall similar boxes with a checklist on the back like the Drake's Big Hitters back in the 1980's or the Five and Dime stores such as K-Mart or Ames sold. 


Any time a Babe Ruth card shows up to the Just Collect office, we're having a great day! Now picture a Ruth card from 1929 arriving in the ORIGINAL BOX!


We geeked out a little more over how nice the box is. Try to imagine how many times this box was opened and closed - each time a kid in 1929 opened that box to show friends that Ruth card. You would have opened that box 50 times each day!  So would have we...  actually, we probably opened it 50 times this week alone. This collection survived The Great Depression, was around for the very first Academy Awards, and the first demonstration of the color TV. 

Each of the 25 cards from the collection are still in gorgeous condition as the box protected the cards for the last 80 + years. Let's look at how amazing these Kashin cards look:


This 25-card collection fortunately includes Gehrig; his card is NOT in the other three series! The PSA population report has just 53 Gehrig cards graded, and 188 Ruth's on record. Look at Babe and Lou, side by side:


While other sets of the era such as 1933 Goudey have drawn-renditions of players, the 1929 Kashin cards give you a true look at the players. The real uniforms, actual stances or positions in the field - just an incredible look back in time.


Roger used our FEE APPRAISAL which also has a spot to upload photos of your collection.  We quickly reached out to Roger and offered him the many ways we are available to appraise your collection:

  • SHIP your collection 

If you choose to mail your cards for an appraisal, we will evaluate your cards for FREE still. If you choose not to sell the cards, we'll ship them back shipping fees paid by us!  We can offer our FedEx account with 2-day shipping, fully insured, all covered by us. Simply contact the office to set up this option.

  • Travel to us

If you can make the trip here - we can make a deal at the office. I once met a father-son duo that drove eight hours from Virginia to meet me to sell a Michael Jordan rookie card stored in Tupperware since 1986 - great read here

  • Come to convention

We keep a LIST of card shows we'll be attending.  Come stop by the Just Collect table and chat.

  • Meet in-person

If you have a valuable collection and want me to come to you, I'll hop on the next plane out.

We made Roger a fair offer for the Kashin collection that he accepted. We paid Roger out the way chose to be paid.  When you sell us your collection, we'll pay you in cash if you so choose.  If you prefer a check, we can make that happen, too.  Money order - wire - steak dinner - if you want us to come DJ your next birthday party as payment for your collection, we've got a great set of mix CD's with your name on it. Have a Babe Ruth to sell? We'll bust out the The Tootsie roll any time.


Just Collect is always buying vintage sports and non-sports cards from 1879 to 1979 as well as select modern cards. If you have a collection that you are considering selling, contact us today to discuss or get our industry-leading purchase offer. If you have a collection that you want appraised, please contact us and we would be happy to discuss your collection and help you understand the real cash value of your collection in the current marketplace. Check out the Just Collect buy list blog here


We've run into a wide range of people and collections over the last 25 years. Although Just Collect is known for buying vintage sports cards and especially vintage baseball cards, we are also extremely interested in buying non-sports cards, too!  

Every collection and every collector is different and we treat EVERY collection with the respect and attention that we show for our own collections. We understand that many have put their heart and souls into building their collections. So when you're ready to sell, we understand the feelings that you're going through and will work with you to help you reach a decision that is a WIN/WIN, because if you're not happy, we're not happy.


Whether you have vintage cards or modern wax you want to sell, you can reach out to us any time! 


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